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mayer brown here with us. it means a lot to us. >> these and gentlemen, da mayor, willie brown. [applause] >> thank you very much. i am, of course, delighted to again be part of this celebration. claudine is absolutely correct. in a city and county of sentences, the diversity that exists here in terms of age, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religious interests, all of those items are part of what we each celebrate with each other, even though we may not be technically a part of it. that is what makes it such a very special city. as indicated, we are meeting some challenges now, facing ourselves, with reference to conduct our people, but be advised -- we will get through this, as we have gotten through everything in this city, and we will only be better for having done so. so we will do so in the manner in which we always have. [applause] thank you very much for being here. [applause] >> as the evening goes on, we will hear from supervisors chiu, chu, and mar. i would like to invite our public defender up to share a few words with us. jeff. [applause] >> thank you ver
brown, and now, mayor news of. mr. mayer, you know that when we started these meetings, we were practically writing to each other on stone tablets. it seems it was that long ago. and i leading up to our teleconferencing. when the mayor was not in washington advocating for the city of san francisco and this initiative in particular, i would walk into the room, and there he would be. there he is on the screen, advocating for san francisco and these issues in particular. because, as the mayor indicated, he said the city is 47 square miles. tiny city. my district is 32 square miles within the city of san francisco, and all three, mr. secretary, of those military bases are contained in this 32 square miles. the presidio, the hunters point naval shipyard, and treasure island. naval shipyard has long been on the closure list, but the presidio and treasure island came in the late 1980's. first, we fought the closure, and then we accepted our fate and had a transition, and i appreciate the secretary saying that the model a country on how we go forward. the mayor, his leadership has been
that they are working on the project. he also said when mayer brown shows up, this is the only city in america that has two mayors that the same time. [laughter] you have to elect someone just for his humor. i want to say, first of all, we would not be here today if it was not for the extraordinary courage for of the delegation from california, led by the speaker, who was one month from being sworn in, one month from the president being sworn in, passed a $780 billion economic recovery plan. they cast a courageous vote that made this money available for california and san francisco. thank you. [applause] it would not have happened without that bill. speaker pelosi pushed it through with the help of her delegation, senator boxer pushed it through with the help of her partners. senator feinstein, you have a great delegation. they know what it takes to put people to work. the economic recovery plan, which our department got $40 billion, now we are going around the country making these kinds of announcements. we would not be here today if it was not for their courageous votes. we are grateful to them. let'
for lieutenant governor. he said that they are working on the project. he also said when mayer brown shows up, this is the only city in america that has two mayors that the same time. [laughter] you have
an agreement to help transfer this land. partnered with mayer brown earlier, and now with mayor newsom, to keep the city's interest front and center. they were great leaders. and with the governor to engage key republican members of the house on services committee. i do not know if anyone was here from the state, but i thank the governor for the help with republican members. those republican members joined our chairman to include provisions in last year's defense bill to expedite overdue based transfers, collaborating with the house armed services committee to add flexibility regarding compensation for land value to start the process of igniting economic growth here and in communities nationwide. again, in what we were requesting, not only did we benefit because we had the legislation, but it benefited other communities around the country. treasure island's routes have remained firmly planted through our nation's navy. now, those routes will go deeper, providing a foundation for growth, prosperity, and opportunity for our economy. today, i'm very honored to be joining mayor gavin newsom. again,
. prior, he had appointed me to public utilities. then, mayer brown, to me, is the biggest hero on the waterfront. his dynamic personality and leadership and charisma and fortitude -- whatever you call it -- the driving force was really instrumental in the whole waterfront. then, there -- mayor newsom. i had a hunch that the last time he appointed me, it would be the last appointment to the board. he was very open with that. but i did not share that with anybody until just now. [laughter] commander -- my father's brother is a commander. he is a hero. fortunately, he survived and became a commander and now lives in denver and moved out of the bay area about 20 years ago, so i'm going to have to tell him there is another commander in the family. so i'm trying to make sure, earlier today, my mentor was at the luncheon. he had to leave, but john is my eldest, dearest, labor mentor. leroy king from the longshoreman was my mentor, especially after jimmy herman died. jimmy was just the best. the love to sit next to jimmy at meetings, and he was a real guiding force. passing jimmy herma
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